Veep's Timothy Simons is developing an assisted-suicide comedy at HBO

Coincidentally marking the final day of shooting on HBO’s Veep in a way that we can’t help but think of as “appropriately grim” (or is that “grimly appropriate”?) series star Timothy Simons announced today that he’s developing a new project at the network, a comedy series about the wacky, laugh-a-minute world of…

Gather 'round, children, it's time for the story of Azealia Banks and Jack Dorsey's magic beard hair amulet

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is the eternal bridesmaid of the “obnoxious tech billionaire” upper class; neither as watchably stoner-trainwreck awful as Elon Musk, or as “What is this thing you hoo-man lifeforms call love?” awkward as Mark Zuckerberg. Jack’s just kind of there, a gormless punching bag for people unconvinced…

Stephen Colbert grills Stephen Miller on his racist immigration policies in hairy interview

Monday is catch-up day for late-night. Twitter-raging, laughably corrupt white supremacy never sleeps in Donald Trump’s America, and The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert had plenty of weekend administration mendacity, racism, and threats to sue late-night comedy shows to cope with. Luckily there was a lighter side to the…

Former SMILF employees make accusations of "completely unprofessional" conduct on set

According to a new piece from The Hollywood Reporter, production on the second season of Showtime’s SMILF has been “plagued by allegations of abusive behavior and violations of industry rules,” with one actor now planning to leave the show after she says “two mishandled sex scenes” were a breach of her contract. On…

Freeform bites the hand that feeds it with hilarious Shadowhunters burn 

You may not watch it and you may not have ever even heard of it, but Freeform’s Shadowhunters is a very popular show with a very active and vocal fanbase, as evidenced by the fact that it was named the best TV show of 2018 at the People’s Choice Awards in November—not Killing Eve, not The Good Place, and not The…

Fast And Furious savior Justin Lin is heading to Apple

According to Variety, Justin Lin is leaving his longtime deal with Sony Pictures TV—through which he has helped make Scorpion, the new Mangum P.I., and Cinemax’s Warrior happen—for the presumably cushy, still-mysterious confines of Apple’s streaming service. Variety says Lin has signed an “exclusive overall TV…

Evildoers beware: Merriam-Webster's 2018 word of the year is justice

There are a lot of words that could be used to capture the spirit of the last couple years, like maybe “bullshit” or “nightmare” or “fartpocalypse,” but one that doesn’t immediately spring to mind—given the rampant disregard for the rule of law, the basic core of democracy, and mankind’s general propensity to steal…

There are so many famous people doing voices for Netflix's Dark Crystal prequel

It was only a couple years ago that we reported that there wouldn’t be a Dark Crystal prequel movie after all, but since then Netflix has gone out of its way to make us look like the fools we are. Not only has the streaming service picked up a 10-episode series set before the events of Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s…

Full-grown president still being a big, whiny baby about show he "doesn't watch"

Taking a break from his busy schedule of calling people cooperating with his own government enforcement agencies “rats,” and perpetuating the perfect political conditions in which refugee children can die, Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite leisure activities this morning: Whining and moaning about Saturday…

Cardi B forced to boot clingy ex off of her headlining festival stage

Suggesting that he might not have a perfect grasp of how to show respect to an ex and her attempts to get on with her life—or possibly that he’s just watched Love fucking Actually too many goddamn times—rapper Offset decided it would be very cool to crash his separated wife Cardi B’s headlining set at Los Angeles’…

Colin Kroll, 35-year-old co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, has reportedly been found dead

Multiple outlets are reporting this morning that Colin Kroll, whose tech innovations included popular video hosting service Vine and the viral phenomenon trivia game HQ Trivia, has died. Kroll’s body was reportedly found early this morning in his New York apartment by police, after his girlfriend asked them to…

Pete Davidson deletes social media accounts after distressing Instagram post

Concern circulated throughout the pop culture world yesterday over the health and well-being of Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, who deleted his social media accounts last night after making a post suggesting he was experiencing considerable mental distress. The comedian appeared briefly on last night’s episode…

Cecily Strong brings some of that Sweeney Sisters Christmas magic back to Saturday Night Live

On last night’s Matt Damon-hosted Saturday Night Live, there was plenty of holiday cheer to go around. Donald Trump got It’s A Wonderful Life-d. Christmas ornaments found out where you go once your tacky novelty wears off. Damon affectingly choked up during a monologue about his late dad letting young Matt stay up…

Charles Martinet now holds a Guinness record for voicing Super Mario 100 times 

There are some gigs in the entertainment industry that seem fairly easy, and then there’s Charles Martinet’s job voicing Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi in various Nintendo games. A couple times a year, when Nintendo has a new Super Mario Bros. or Mario Kart or Mario Tennis ready to go, he just has to rattle off a…

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in January 

There are only a few weeks left until January, and we all know what that means: Some new things will be available on streaming platforms! Woo! Well, try to contain your excitement, you maniac, because Hulu’s new offerings in January aren’t exactly going to blow you away. They’re not bad, and we’ve definitely seen…

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